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AFRL researcher helps lead largest military health study Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website April 17, 2007

More than 300,000 active duty and retired service men and women will receive a valuable document soon --not of financial worth but which could be a key to optimized performance and improved health and longevity for the nation's military personnel ...

After combat, do military moms get more depressed than women without kids? Washington Post 25 January 2013

"Women who deploy and report combat-associated exposures after childbirth are significantly more likely to screen positive for maternal depression than are women who did not deploy after childbirth," concluded the study, titled "Is Military Deployment a Risk Factor for Maternal Depression?" and appearing in the Journal of Women's Health.

For Many Soldiers, Mental-Health Issues Start Before Enlistment Wall Street Journal 5 December 2019

The Millennium Cohort Study, Army STARRS, and other studies show that mental-health issues among troops can stem from childhood trauma, which is nearly impossible to screen for and something experts say shouldn't necessarily disqualify recruits.

Military.com's Veterans Report announces upcoming 2007 survey Veterans Report March 12, 2007

The U.S. military's largest veterans benefits update website, run by Military.com, has recently posted an announcement of the upcoming 2007 Millennium Cohort Study survey ...

Millennium Cohort Study and respiratory health VA research in action 7 October 2021

On Aug. 2, 2021, VA announced it would begin processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service. Much of the data for this significant decision came from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a partnership between the VA Office of Research and Development’s Cooperative Studies Program and the Department of Defense.

Millennium Cohort Study finds sparse evidence of lung damage from burn pits VA Research Currents August 2012

Analyzing the military and health records of nearly 23,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, researchers with VA and the Department of Defense found little evidence of a higher risk of respiratory problems among those who served near burn pits.

Recruiting for Mental Resilience Needs to be a Priority UT San Diego 27 Oct 2013

Today's all-volunteer force is arguably one of the most highly trained and highly educated in our nation's history. To maintain that edge, it must have a strong recruiting pipeline, one that seeks out physically fit, smart young men and women who are interested in serving their country and gaining valuable skills for subsequent careers outside the military. Why, then, don't they recruit for mental health and resiliency?

Naval Health Research Center Study Indicates U.S. Troops Who Saw Combat More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues USNI News 04 March 2022

For the past 20 years – and longer before that – service members have returned from deployment talking about mental health concerns and illness they believed were linked to their time in the military, with many of their concerns backed by a variety of studies. Now, a study that has been following military personnel, both active-duty and veterans, for 20 years supports the theory that experiencing combat can lead to adverse physical and health effects.

DoD study ongoing to investigate Marines' health USMC Press Release June 2, 2005

SAN DIEGO - In response to health events surrounding the 1990-1991 Gulf War, a need was identified to create a long-term study to describe the health affects associated with military service, especially those related to ...

Robust Research USA Today Special Edition Veterans Affairs 07 Nov 2022

In August 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a policy change affecting millions of veterans.

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